Phoenix Law Enforcement Association

Fallen Officer Fundraiser Breakfast and Cookout

Phoenix Police Officer Paul Rutherford, #6403, was tragically killed in the line of duty on March 21, 2019 when he was struck by a vehicle while investigating an unrelated crash in the area of 7500 West Indian School Road.

On …

Sanderson Ford First Responder Program

Sanderson Ford, located at 6400 North 51st Avenue in Glendale, has been consistently ranked as Arizona’s number one Ford dealer and has won corporate and community awards for decades, including the Ford “President’s Award” for excellence since its inception. 

Officer Fike’s Killer Denied Clemency

Phoenix Police Officer Robert T. Fike was shot and killed by Matthew Milburn on January 8, 1986 shortly after Officer Fike contacted him while he was inside a vehicle parked behind the Circle K Store located at 1111 East Indian …

Phoenix Has Another TOP COP!

On August 16, 2018 at approximately 8:00 pm, while patrolling his assigned beat area, Phoenix Police Officer Adrian Cruz observed a westbound vehicle speeding and driving aggressively on East Cactus Road from North 32nd Street.  After pacing the vehicle, which …

PLEA Responds to Poder “travel advisory”

On December 21, 2018, the Arizona republic reported on a travel advisory posted by local activist group Poder in action.  Like many other activist groups, Poder will try to manufacture controversy and crisis when none exists.  Generating controversy is the …

Chief Williams and PLEA Respond to NYT Hit Piece

On December 9, 2018, The New York Times published an article titled “Police Violence Is Up in Phoenix.  City Officials Blame Civilians” and on the following day, an article appeared on their website titled “How Phoenix Explains a Rise in …

Another “Command” Performance

On Tuesday November 9th, PLEA reported on an incident where 400 precinct commander James Gallagher intentionally violated the MOU by telling an officer they couldn’t work out on their lunch break as specifically allowed for and enumerated in the contract.

Unarmed and Dangerous, research on police interaction with “unarmed” suspects

Many major cities and police departments across America have experienced heightened concern with regard to shootings of unarmed suspects.  The reality is that shootings of this nature are extremely rare, and when examined closely, aren’t always as they seem. 

The …